I’m currently working on the halo magnum Eva foam. And pointers on weapons

PaiganBoi

Sr Member
I notice your cuts are a little ragged and torn. A sharp knife is a must when working with foam. Foam dulls blades extremely quick. Invest in a blade sharpener.
To smooth out rough edges, a dremel tool or sandpaper of varying grits can fix the problem.
For details you can either score in the details with a knife and then use a heat gun to open up the lines for the detail to show up or you can layer thinner foam (2mm or 6mm) or even better an combination of both.
Use my build of the S6C SOCOM as reference. To scoring details and layer build up.
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lildeadmangame

New Member
Thank you it’s my first time trying to make the weapons. I’ve mostly practice with armor. As for the blade I do need a new one. What sand paper would you recommend?
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Work your way up to 320 grit sandpaper. You don't necessarily need a new blade, but you should definitely get a sharpener.
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
If you have a self healing cutting mat then you can use that to sharpen your blade too. It's not better than a new knife, but it is definitely better than nothing. Just give it a few swipes on each side between cuts.

Also contact cement on both sides, wait five minutes, press together. That will create better looking seems than hotglue.
 

PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Cool I’ll definitely look into contact cement, you recommend any brand
Barge is the most popular and well known. It can be pricey and not readily available everywhere.
Any other brand will work. Double check the instructions for set time. Some will require 5 mins of set time after application before putting parts together. Others may require 15mins of set time.
 

lildeadmangame

New Member
Lol, also what are some good paint brands. And thank you all for those contact cement brands I’m definitely Going to price those out tonight.
 

ReClaimer8015

Active Member
Talking about spray paint, good old Montana Cans come to mind. They have the broadest range of colours, i believe. And primers for all sorts of stuff. They have various "effect" collections (stone, metal, etc.) and are not too expensive. Marabu is the cheapest and sometimes surprisingly best, but i don`t know if they sell those outside Europe.... But if you want a custom made colour than you`ll have to switch to acrylics.
 
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ReClaimer8015

Active Member
Okay, cool.! We do have/ had one...? I am not on facebook, so...don`t know if still up. You are encouraged to be active on this site by the staff, i am more comfortable with it than social media anyway.
 
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